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Lanvin Eyewear


Yesterday I got all dolled up to host the launch of Lanvin Eyewear. I was initially invited as a guest by Lanvin's PR, Carmina Sanchez. I told her I was excited to see the collection (because I'm a closet eyewear fanatic -- my "collection" of luxury eyewear is too embarrassing to share at a time like this -- but note that I've built it over 10 years). I guess she sensed my passion and one thing led to another and they asked me to host the event. I was more than glad to do it.

I haven't been going out to chi-chi events lately. And I needed a light coloured dress. I had to whip something up really quickly. For this rush job, I contacted Carmen Papa the inhouse designer of Tresorie along Jupiter Street. She delivered in four days - a pretty off-white dress with side pockets hidden in the drapes.

Hosted the Lanvin eyewear launch
Photo from fashpack

There was a short show featuring the sunglasses ofcourse. Lanvin eyewear is one of the few brands still totally made in France. A lot of the fashion houses have their eyewear licensed to makers in Italy (which is not bad) and China (which is not so good). There were a few styles that I loved. One was "Carrera" inspired tortoise shell frames with stainless steel screws around it. Really cool masculine-feminine balance going on. What caught everyone's attention were the frames studded with coloured crystals. They were so loud, almost like sculpture, I loved them!

Back stage, I tried them on.

Come to momma....
A bit distracting with the other strass around my neck.

It is obviously a significant piece from Lanvin Spring/Summer 09. Here are some photos from the runway (courtesy: Style.com)

Lanvin Spring/Summer 2009

Lanvin Spring/Summer 2009

Lanvin Spring/Summer 2009

I am reminded of this grand lady's diamond studded eyeglasses. I can't tell you who she is, but she is a fashion icon of stratospheric levels. And yes those are real diamonds.

Going back to my reality... I ended up ordering the red diadem (or strass, or crystals) frames. The distributor says I'm the first brave soul to do so. Looking forward to having them soon.



Daphne Osena Paez

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